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Top 10 Nerdiest Women in History

By Becky Ferreira Oct 5, 2012

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Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)

Talk about a nimble brain! Cavendish was a multifaceted writer, who produced great works of science fiction, philosophy, poetry, and science. She was also a passionate animal rights advocate—one of the first in history—and insisted that science must not be morally compromised by animal testing. Plus, she was mad stylish: all your fashion geeks out there, take note of this beauty.

Tags: history, science, geeks, computers, life, women, women's history, marie curie, mathematics

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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